In an interview with The Washington Post's
Mike Musgrove, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime handily
dismissed the DS's competition, suggesting either that he doesn't feel
threatened at all, or he feels really threatened (and the history of DS sales makes us more likely to believe the former interpretation).
He said that the newly launched, download-only PSP Go
has a "fundamental concept problem in terms of 'Who's it for?' and
'What's the benefit?'" He added that he has the "utmost respect for all
our competitors, but it's interesting to try and answer the consumer
question of 'What's in it for me?' in that product."
As for the
other major competition in the handheld space? When discussing the DS's
advantages over the iPhone/iPod Touch platform, Fils-Aime made the
surprising move of referring to a third-party game, namely Scribblenauts. "That's a fabulous experience that can only be brought to life on the DS." Honestly, it probably could be done on iPhone, but it hasn't and probably won't, which is just as good for Nintendo.
Lindsey P. / Wow, I thought there would be way more of us girl garems. Oh well, just more to be the proud, the bold, the few? (Stealing the Marine Corps. motto there) Anyways, is that why Nintendo keeps sending over those crap, half-hearted games to the US? Games like Wii Cheer and Cooking Mama. Ugh, I can't stand game such as that. I think that it's mildly insulting the lack of serious games put onto the Wii, and I do think that's partly the developers reflecting on the Wii console consumers. At any rate, I am not a Wii owner, and I doubt I will be any time soon. My PS2 and Xbox 360 serve me far too well to get another console, especially one with such low grade games. Too bad they didn't send Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse over here. :|